The Columbia Chronicle

Male abuse victims should not be ignored

Male abuse victims should not be ignored

By Tessa Brubaker

December 4, 2017

Images and commercials of women abused by aggressive male partners dominate public perceptions of domestic violence. Three in 10 women in the U.S. say they have experienced abuse by an intimate partner, ...

Tomi Lahren’s lawsuit proves her hypocrisy

Family ideals not only factor when deciding film ratings

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

April 17, 2017

Loud conservative talk show host Tomi Lahren’s recent left-leaning comments have supposedly left her jobless. Lahren, who hosted “Tomi” on former Fox News host Glenn Beck’s The Blaze network, a...

Athletes not only ones being exploited

By Lindsey Woods

October 22, 2012

Most graduating college students entering the job market will find themselves working for free. It has become commonplace for companies to shamelessly exploit desperate undergrads who will do anything they can to beef up their résumés.While I don’t agree with this practice, it’s a reality for many young people. Internships provide valuable job experience and are often the best way to break into the job market, even if...

Logan Square salon caters to queer-clientele

By Sophia Coleman

November 7, 2011

In the city, enjoying a complimentary beer with a haircut is becoming commonplace, but a stylist who knows queer hair may be harder to come by.That is where Barbara & Barbara, 3131 W. Logan Blvd., comes in.Celebrating their one-year anniversary at the prime location in Logan Square in June 2011, owners Sierra Berquist, 25, and Kara Wabbel, 28, have made it their mission to give the LGBTQ community the gender-neutral hair...

First time filmmaker misses the mark

By Drew Hunt

June 16, 2011

Making his feature-length debut, writer-director Gavin Wiesen delivers a coming-of-age tale that feels like it’s been told too many times before. Enlisting the help of young stars Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts, Wiesen’s depiction of a wayward youth is trite in design. It revels in the kind of idealization we all possessed as teens but melted away as soon as we were mature enough to realize that there are real problems ...

New comedy misses mark

By Drew Hunt

October 4, 2010

There was a time when Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the duo behind the 2006 film “Half Nelson,” were considered to be among the boldest and most daring young filmmakers in the country. The film was heralded as a masterpiece of sorts, with critics lauding its gritty realism and pensive tone.Unfortunately, Fleck and Boden’s new film, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” is a veritable cream puff by comparison, wholly lacki...

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